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The First Set of Apps for Apple Watch Are Ready

With the launch of the highly-anticipated Apple Watch just a month away, Apple has already updated a set of pre-existing apps, fine-tuned for the wearable device. However, only a select group of credible companies have been given the privilege to start early, as regular developers will have to wait until a later date before they can submit [...]

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Instagram grudgingly agrees that photos of menstrual blood shouldn’t be banned

From its removal of a page promoting a nude charity calendar to its ban on art critic Jerry Saltz for posting artistic representations of genitalia, Facebook’s policies on sexually suggestive material are among the most Puritanical of all major tech companies. That’s no small feat considering Google’s recent removal of adult blogs and Snapchat’s policy against porn stars making a living wage. But Facebook’s subsidiary, Instagram, [...]

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Kleiner partners respond to judgement in Pao trial with two line, gloaty statement

This press statement just landed in my inbox from Kleiner, moments after the jury delivered their final verdict exonerating the firm from any discrimination against Ellen Pao. The email says the statement should be “attributed to the partners of KPCB.” “Today’s verdict reaffirms that Ellen Pao’s claims have no legal merit. We are grateful to the jury for [...]

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Let’s try that again: Despite flip-flopping jury, Pao loses Kleiner suit on all counts (definitely this time)

Earlier this afternoon, in a final twist, the judge in the Pao vs Kleiner trial ordered the jury to go back and try again to reach a majority verdict after confusion over juror votes. A jury aiming to understand what really drives one of the world’s most powerful venture first apparently foiled by basic math. But no [...]

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DripDrop is a rare startup that actually saves lives

Plenty of startups claim to be changing the world. But how many can truly deliver on that promise by saving lives? DripDrop, which offers a truly disruptive, medical-grade oral rehydration system can claim just that. After less than two years in the market, the product is now used by professional and elite amateur athletes, military [...]

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After a crazy day, Meerkat founder says “I want to be in India, I want to be on Jimmy Fallon… I want to be everywhere”

Yesterday was quite a day for Meerkat founder Ben Rubin. First, his company announced that it had raised money from Greylock Ventures and a bunch of other venture funds, many with connections to the entertainment industry: Lorne Michaels-connected Broadway Video Ventures, Universal Music Group,  and Comcast Ventures. Then, later yesterday morning, Twitter, which served as a [...]

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Cloudera’s Jeff Hammerbacher on the ugly underbelly of Silicon Valley’s startup culture

Jeff Hammerbacher actually had to fly to San Francisco for his PandoMonthly last month. The former Facebook mafia “data god” and Cloudera co-founder made his name and fortune in the Valley, but he’s since moved to New York. Part of that was for an opportunity at Mount Sinai Hospital. But part of it was also that he [...]

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BREAKING: Jury finds in favor of Kleiner in Pao vs Kleiner trial

BREAKING… (Previously.) After two days of deliberation, the jury in the Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins Caulfield Byers trial has emerged to deliver its verdict. Even though many reporters, including myself, expected Kleiner to win, the verdict, when it came, still caused audible shock in the courtroom. Over the course of the four-week trial, the jury [...]

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Why digital media conferences are a waste of time for everybody involved

In 2011, I attended my first-ever “new media conference” — and with any luck, it will also be my last. As a student who knew even less about the industry than I do today, I dutifully sat through panel after panel of thought leaders and thinkfluencers, idea merchants and innovationists, who all fancied themselves prophets of the digital revolution. At the [...]

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Slack reveals February data breach

Slack has announced that its customers’ usernames, passwords, and email addresses were compromised by hackers who broke into the company’s internal servers. In response, Slack has added two-factor authentication along with a feature that allows team leaders to force employees to reset their passwords and log back into the service. The company said it detected suspicious activity on [...]

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Meet the apps hoping to be the Fitbit for your financial fitness

Everyone wants something different from the quantified self movement. Some delight in learning more about themselves; others want to use all that data to improve their lives. Members of the latter group are often disappointed. But that doesn’t mean the quantified self movement can’t lead to self improvement. Just ask the people behind Level, a finance app, [...]

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Why aren’t law firms required to disclose when they’ve been hacked?

Citigroup has warned against trusting sensitive information to law firms, which aren’t required to reveal data breaches and often cover them up. The New York Times viewed a copy of the report published by Citigroup’s cyber-intelligence center, which works to identify threats before they can affect financial institutions and their customers. Key among its findings [...]

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Turn Your Face Into an Emoji with Memoji

The emoji keyboard may contain hundreds of emoji for all your expressive needs, but it’s still just not enough. The Memoji keyboard may be what we’ve all been waiting for, with the option to turn your own face into usable and customized emoji. After all, the vast range of human emotions and reactions can’t be properly [...]

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As Facebook successfully tests its first drone, privacy questions loom

Facebook has successfully tested one of its solar-powered, Internet-delivering drones in the United Kingdom, according to a blog post from Mark Zuckerberg. The drones are said to have the same wingspan as a commercial airplane, but are only expected to weigh about as much as a small car. This lightweight build should allow the aircraft to [...]

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Deal: Bobine Flexible iPhone Dock

The perfect way to charge your iPhone, letting you interact with the screen on your smartphone while it’s docked. The 24″ gooseneck is stiff, yet bendy, and has a lightning connector on one end, and USB on the other. Save 28% off MSRP. Link Price: $25 Continue Reading from the Source

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